Meridian’s Short-Term Counseling is a service that provides help for individuals, couples, or families who are in need of assistance in coping with a recent life stressor. This program focuses on individualized treatment aimed at enhancing individual strengths, coping skills and personal well-being. Treatment Services combine counseling and practical techniques to address the needs of clients and their family members. Free consultations are available for individuals and/or families.
Programs and Services
Services begin with a thorough assessment that helps to clarify the problem and explore what caused it to occur. The client then works with a Master Licensed Counselor one-on-one to develop specific goals, which are included in the Individualized Treatment Plan. Some commonly treated issues include adjustment to life transitions, coping with a loved one who suffers from addiction, relationship issues, anxiety, depression and grief. Individual Short-Term Counseling is provided for both individuals and family members to ensure full involvement, support and awareness of the Individualized Treatment Plan.
Common Questions and Answers
Clients may be self-referred or referred by family, friends, community organizations or other programs within Meridian HealthCare. This service can include counseling for individuals, families or couples. Anyone who is in need of assistance in coping with a stressor can benefit from receiving Short-Term Counseling.
Short-Term Counseling offers time-limited services that provide realistic, reasonable relief as quickly as possible. The duration of this type of treatment ranges from 8 to 12 sessions, and each session is typically 50 minutes long. The treatment plan and duration are determined on an individual basis after thorough assessment of the client’s needs.
Meridian HealthCare accepts Medicaid, private insurance and self-pay, which is based on a sliding fee scale according to your income. There is a limited amount of funds available for residents without a payer source, based on their location.
Short-Term Counseling includes brief interventions aimed at resolving issues. The focus of Short-Term Counseling is on finding and working toward solutions, rather than dwelling upon and examining problems. Short-Term Counseling empowers individuals to develop effective solutions to their current issues. The counselor and client work collaboratively to resolve the client’s issues and enhance his or her overall well-being. Meridian HealthCare employees are among the most qualified in the area. They support a strengths-based empowerment model that encourages and allows for positive change and growth while focusing on the client’s strengths throughout counseling and recovery.